I’ve been lucky to always have some spot in my house to craft in. For the longest it was in the laundry room. Our house has a very large laundry area. My father installed two lower and one upper kitchen cabinet along one wall. He put a tabletop on the lower cabinets which gave me a work area with drawers, and he installed a tall pantry cabinet for storage.
This worked out well when I was working full time. But when I retired from my full time job and had time to devote to sewing, I took over the formal dining room. It was the perfect room. The room is totally closed off with doors.
As my passion for quilting and sewing grew, so did my fabric stash and sewing supplies.
I have been watching a lot of craft room tours on YouTube and I keep thinking of different solutions for my studio.
You see the big problem for me is, I have so much stuff that it’s hard to rearrange or organize my room. I have no closet either. But I decided this month to give it another try. I started with the lighting. I had recess lighting installed and a ceiling fan. I had blinds installed in the window. I painted the walls. Now to tackle the craft supplies. I need two major craft areas, one for sewing, the other for scrapbooking. Both crafts have a lot of supplies. Then I have all the other craft projects that I have bought over the years that I wanted to try. I have yarn for crochet, I have cross stitching supplies, I have paint supplies, I have jewelry making supplies and the list goes on and on. I decided a couple of years ago not to purchase anymore craft supplies unless it was for sewing. But I have to admit with this Covid19 lockdown I have bought more yarn.
I organized my fabric on one wall. I made an area for a design wall. I’m going to make monthly mini quilts to display on the entry wall. I ordered a valance, but I did not like it so I’m going to make a valance for the window. I’m going to make table skirts to hide the supplies under the tables. I want to get another chair, so I don’t have to roll around the room with just one chair.
This is not the complete room, it’s still too messy to show. But I will show more photos in the future on my progress.
I told my friends and family that this year for the holidays they are all getting hand made gifts. I really need to go through my craft supplies. What can I say “I’m a crafty kind of girl”.